Coastal Drive (Loop)
Distance & Duration: ~9 miles, round-trip; 45 minutes.
, Calif.: drive south 1 mile on U.S. 101 (over the Klamath River) and exit Klamath Beach Road; follow signs to Coastal Drive. After ~4 miles, the road becomes unpaved near mouth of Klamath River; continue ~1.5 miles and turn left (east) onto Alder Camp Road; follow signs to return to U.S. 101.
This narrow road with steep curves and sharp grades offers wide panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Klamath River estuary. Whales, sea lions, and pelicans may be seen from overlooks high above the crashing surf. Enjoy a picnic with breathtaking views at the High Bluff Overlook, and don't miss the World
War II radar station-disguised in the 1940s to look like a humble farmhouse and barn.
Hiking and backcountry camping can be accessed from the Flint Ridge section of the Coastal Trail.